Period
to 20 October 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for IPsec skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited IPsec over the 6 months to 20 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 605 617 621
Rank change year-on-year +12 +4 -41
Contract jobs citing IPsec 211 286 275
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.28% 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.88% 2.12% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 201 169
UK median daily rate £440 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +3.66% -6.29%
10th Percentile £278 £313 £280
90th Percentile £648 £588 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £423 £395
% change year-on-year -0.59% +6.96% -2.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 6 2
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £43.71 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.92% +5.96% -12.08%
10th Percentile £12.00 £26.61 £36.13
90th Percentile £69.75 £51.50 £47.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £43.71 £41.25
% change year-on-year -19.92% +5.96% -13.76%

IPsec is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 11,199 13,465 13,503
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.27% 13.16% 13.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,751 8,100 8,240
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £195 £200 £186
90th Percentile £600 £605 £583
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 611 659 723
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £19.00 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.89% -1.30% -17.20%
10th Percentile £13.75 £12.20 £11.32
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.75 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +25.00% -2.56% -22.00%

IPsec
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing IPsec as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing IPsec.

Contractor daily rate trend for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IPsec over the 6 months to 20 October 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing IPsec.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing IPsec over the 6 months to 20 October 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IPsec within the UK over the 6 months to 20 October 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +16 199 £435 +2.35% 78
UK excluding London +39 141 £420 -0.59% 57
South East +30 69 £400 -11.11% 20
London +29 66 £475 +11.76% 22
Midlands +60 27 £406 -2.11% 8
North of England +43 26 £575 +38.97% 15
West Midlands +46 21 £400 -3.61% 6
North West +24 14 £527 +28.54% 6
Yorkshire +29 9 £525 +26.89% 6
Wales +30 7 £440 +35.38%
East Midlands +28 6 £425 +11.84% 2
South West -15 5 £500 +33.33% 11
Scotland +37 4 - - 1
North East +19 3 £700 +40.00% 3
East of England +2 3 £336 -38.86% 2

For the 6 months to 20 October 2019, IT contractor jobs citing IPsec also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for IPsec.

1 139 (65.88%) Cisco
2 118 (55.92%) Firewall
2 118 (55.92%) BGP
3 114 (54.03%) TCP/IP
4 111 (52.61%) VPN
5 97 (45.97%) WAN
6 96 (45.50%) DNS
7 89 (42.18%) OSPF
8 83 (39.34%) Cisco Certification
9 79 (37.44%) LAN
10 71 (33.65%) MPLS
11 70 (33.18%) CCNP
12 62 (29.38%) Juniper
13 56 (26.54%) EIGRP
14 55 (26.07%) SSL
15 54 (25.59%) Cisco ASA
16 53 (25.12%) Security Cleared
16 53 (25.12%) Internet
16 53 (25.12%) Linux
17 50 (23.70%) DHCP
17 50 (23.70%) Network Security
18 49 (23.22%) Data Centre
18 49 (23.22%) Windows
19 45 (21.33%) Microsoft
20 44 (20.85%) HTTP
21 40 (18.96%) CheckPoint
21 40 (18.96%) VLAN
22 39 (18.48%) Wireless
23 38 (18.01%) Palo Alto
24 37 (17.54%) 802.1X

IPsec
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (5.69%) Apache
1 12 (5.69%) Tomcat
2 11 (5.21%) IIS
3 10 (4.74%) Jetty
3 10 (4.74%) Mongrel
3 10 (4.74%) nginx
3 10 (4.74%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.42%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.95%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.47%) Confluence
6 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.47%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.47%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.47%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.47%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (3.32%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.37%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 27 (12.80%) Azure
2 26 (12.32%) AWS
3 11 (5.21%) GCP
4 10 (4.74%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (4.74%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 10 (4.74%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (3.79%) Google App Engine
6 6 (2.84%) Office 365
7 5 (2.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 4 (1.90%) IaaS
9 3 (1.42%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.95%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.95%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.47%) Akamai
11 1 (0.47%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.47%) PaaS
11 1 (0.47%) Route 53
11 1 (0.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 118 (55.92%) BGP
1 118 (55.92%) Firewall
2 114 (54.03%) TCP/IP
3 111 (52.61%) VPN
4 97 (45.97%) WAN
5 96 (45.50%) DNS
6 89 (42.18%) OSPF
7 79 (37.44%) LAN
8 71 (33.65%) MPLS
9 56 (26.54%) EIGRP
10 55 (26.07%) SSL
11 54 (25.59%) Cisco ASA
12 53 (25.12%) Internet
13 50 (23.70%) DHCP
13 50 (23.70%) Network Security
14 44 (20.85%) HTTP
15 40 (18.96%) VLAN
16 39 (18.48%) Wireless
17 31 (14.69%) VoIP
18 28 (13.27%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (8.53%) MySQL
2 13 (6.16%) SQL Server
3 12 (5.69%) NoSQL
3 12 (5.69%) RDBMS
3 12 (5.69%) Relational Database
4 11 (5.21%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.95%) MS Access
5 2 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.47%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 23 (10.90%) Jenkins
2 20 (9.48%) Travis CI
3 4 (1.90%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (1.42%) JIRA
5 2 (0.95%) GitLab
6 1 (0.47%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.47%) JMeter
6 1 (0.47%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.47%) TeamCity
General
1 33 (15.64%) Telecoms
2 18 (8.53%) Finance
3 10 (4.74%) Public Sector
4 9 (4.27%) Multimedia
5 5 (2.37%) Banking
6 2 (0.95%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.95%) Law
6 2 (0.95%) Legal
7 1 (0.47%) Back Office
7 1 (0.47%) Billing
7 1 (0.47%) Games
7 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.47%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 119 (56.40%) Network Engineer
2 19 (9.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 17 (8.06%) Security Engineer
4 16 (7.58%) Analyst
4 16 (7.58%) DevOps Engineer
5 14 (6.64%) Support Engineer
6 12 (5.69%) Architect
6 12 (5.69%) Cisco Engineer
6 12 (5.69%) Network Support
7 11 (5.21%) Network Security Engineer
8 10 (4.74%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 10 (4.74%) Network Analyst
8 10 (4.74%) Network Architect
8 10 (4.74%) Network Support Engineer
9 9 (4.27%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 8 (3.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 7 (3.32%) Consultant
11 7 (3.32%) IP Network Engineer
11 7 (3.32%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
12 6 (2.84%) IP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (17.54%) 802.1X
2 12 (5.69%) .NET
3 11 (5.21%) J2EE
4 10 (4.74%) Servlets
5 7 (3.32%) LDAP
6 5 (2.37%) SAML
6 5 (2.37%) Web Services
7 2 (0.95%) JSON
8 1 (0.47%) Elastic Stack
8 1 (0.47%) HTML
8 1 (0.47%) REST
8 1 (0.47%) SOAP
8 1 (0.47%) XML
8 1 (0.47%) X-Windows
8 1 (0.47%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 49 (23.22%) Data Centre
2 20 (9.48%) PKI
3 14 (6.64%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (4.74%) Management Information System
5 8 (3.79%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (3.32%) RSA SecurID
7 6 (2.84%) Linux Command Line
7 6 (2.84%) Public Cloud
8 5 (2.37%) Replication
9 4 (1.90%) Smartcard
10 3 (1.42%) IPTV
10 3 (1.42%) MPEG
11 2 (0.95%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 2 (0.95%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 1 (0.47%) CESG
12 1 (0.47%) Cybercrime
12 1 (0.47%) Cyberthreat
12 1 (0.47%) Frameworx
12 1 (0.47%) Hedge funds
12 1 (0.47%) TM Forum
Operating Systems
1 53 (25.12%) Linux
2 49 (23.22%) Windows
3 19 (9.00%) Unix
4 18 (8.53%) Windows Server
5 5 (2.37%) Windows 10
6 4 (1.90%) Solaris
7 3 (1.42%) VMS
8 2 (0.95%) CentOS
8 2 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.47%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.47%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.47%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (17.06%) Configuration Management
2 35 (16.59%) Network Management
3 28 (13.27%) Migration
4 25 (11.85%) Network Design
4 25 (11.85%) SIEM
5 23 (10.90%) Change Management
5 23 (10.90%) Continuous Integration
5 23 (10.90%) DevOps
6 22 (10.43%) Open Source
7 21 (9.95%) Network Virtualisation
8 19 (9.00%) Load Balancing
9 17 (8.06%) Service Delivery
10 16 (7.58%) High Availability
10 16 (7.58%) ITIL
11 14 (6.64%) Kalman Filter
11 14 (6.64%) Network Monitoring
11 14 (6.64%) Problem-Solving
12 13 (6.16%) Process Management
12 13 (6.16%) Technology Roadmap
12 13 (6.16%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (11.85%) Java
2 8 (3.79%) PowerShell
3 5 (2.37%) Python
4 4 (1.90%) SQL
5 3 (1.42%) C
5 3 (1.42%) C++
6 2 (0.95%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.95%) C#
6 2 (0.95%) Perl
7 1 (0.47%) Ruby
7 1 (0.47%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.47%) Tcl
7 1 (0.47%) VB
Qualifications
1 83 (39.34%) Cisco Certification
2 70 (33.18%) CCNP
3 53 (25.12%) Security Cleared
4 36 (17.06%) SC Cleared
5 30 (14.22%) CCNA
6 28 (13.27%) CCIE
7 16 (7.58%) BPSS Clearance
8 13 (6.16%) CCDP
8 13 (6.16%) CCIP
8 13 (6.16%) Degree
8 13 (6.16%) DV Cleared
9 9 (4.27%) CISSP
10 8 (3.79%) BC Cleared
11 7 (3.32%) CCSA
11 7 (3.32%) CCSE
11 7 (3.32%) GIAC
12 6 (2.84%) CEH
13 5 (2.37%) GCIA
13 5 (2.37%) GCIH
13 5 (2.37%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.74%) SLA
2 9 (4.27%) QA
3 5 (2.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.37%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.90%) NCSC
5 2 (0.95%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.95%) PMO
6 1 (0.47%) COBIT
6 1 (0.47%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.47%) NIST
6 1 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 29 (13.74%) Active Directory
2 24 (11.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (5.69%) Virtual Machines
4 11 (5.21%) Xen
5 8 (3.79%) Docker
6 3 (1.42%) ProxySG
7 2 (0.95%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.95%) PowerDNS
7 2 (0.95%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.47%) Firmware
8 1 (0.47%) Samba
8 1 (0.47%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.47%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 25 (11.85%) Puppet
2 12 (5.69%) Ansible
2 12 (5.69%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (3.32%) Kubernetes
3 7 (3.32%) Nagios
4 5 (2.37%) Cisco Prime
4 5 (2.37%) Nessus
4 5 (2.37%) SCOM
4 5 (2.37%) Terraform
5 4 (1.90%) Iperf
6 2 (0.95%) Cacti
6 2 (0.95%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.95%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.95%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.95%) Salt
6 2 (0.95%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.95%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.47%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 1 (0.47%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.47%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 139 (65.88%) Cisco
2 62 (29.38%) Juniper
3 45 (21.33%) Microsoft
4 40 (18.96%) CheckPoint
5 38 (18.01%) Palo Alto
6 30 (14.22%) F5
7 29 (13.74%) SolarWinds
8 26 (12.32%) VMware
9 23 (10.90%) Aruba
10 19 (9.00%) Meraki
11 13 (6.16%) Blue Coat
12 12 (5.69%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 12 (5.69%) Fortinet
13 11 (5.21%) Google
13 11 (5.21%) HP
14 10 (4.74%) Infoblox
14 10 (4.74%) Riverbed
15 9 (4.27%) Qualys
16 8 (3.79%) Splunk
16 8 (3.79%) Zscaler